Gen Z’s Queer Icons Talk About Pride

But not all have such positive experiences.  “Coming from a strict Persian background, you can imagine that it wasn’t easy,” singer-songwriter Gia Woods told R29. I thought that there was something wrong with me, so I just kept to myself a lot ofthe time.” According to her, music became her way out, a method of expression that eventually led her to embrace who she was. “Know that heterosexuality isn’t the hierarchy and that being something other than what society deems as ‘regular’ is just as good, maybe even better.” “Don’t try to take yourself out of your feelings,” Elsesser added.